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Questions - Fiscal Cliff - November 12-13, 2012

51% Think Deal To Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Likely by January 1
42% See Need for Big Cuts in Defense, Entitlements to Reduce Deficit, 31% Don’t
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted November 12-13, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the so-called fiscal cliff?

 

2* If Congress and the president do not act, tax increases and government spending cuts totaling more than $500 billion will go into effect on January 1. How likely is it that Congress and the president will agree on a plan to stop the tax increases and spending cuts before January 1?

 

3* Looking longer term, how likely is it that Congress and the president will agree on a long-term plan to significantly reduce the cost of entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare?

 

4* How likely is it that Congress and the president will agree on a long-term plan to significantly reduce the cost of military spending?

 

5* To reduce the long-term federal deficit, is it necessary to significantly reduce the cost of entitlement programs and military spending?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence